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Full Moon

Blog: Winged Elm Farm   -   Saturday October 06, 2012   -   By Brian

I was standing in the oldest orchard. The light was provided by the full moon. High and staggered clouds were moving across the sky providing a stop and go slide show with the moonlight. And, I was reminded again that one of the principle joys of living in the...

Meet the Winter Team

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday October 05, 2012   -   By Katie

Cauliflower, Snowball Y Organic Photo from Burpee {www.burpee.com/vegetables/cauliflower} Last week I shared in this post that I’m planning to grow vegetables this winter . For those of you who are following and would like to try to do the same, I...

In Fear of Frost

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Monday October 01, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

As the day lengths shorten and the darkness grows, as the sun climbs a little less higher in the skies each day, and as the winds shift northwards with that extra bit of chill, farmers and gardeners shiver in fear of the encroaching phenomenon that marks...

Baby, it's (almost) cold outside!

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday September 28, 2012   -   By Katie

It’s fall. Big time. Temperatures are dropping along with brown and orange leaves. The tomato plants are bending beneath the weight of green fruit hoping for enough time. (I’ll be picking them before we get frost.) The zucchini, cucumbers and beans are...

Pecan Pre-Harvest Checklist

Blog: What's Happening on the Farm | Royalty Pecan Farms   -   Wednesday September 12, 2012   -   By RoyaltyPecans

Pecan harvest season is just around the corner! Depending on the variety, most pecans should be ready to harvest in the next two to three months. Do you have pecan trees on your land? We've put together this simple outline to help you start planning for...

Royalty Pecan Farms in September

Blog: What's Happening on the Farm | Royalty Pecan Farms   -   Wednesday September 12, 2012   -   By RoyaltyPecans

At this time of year, the nuts are fully expanded but not completely filled yet. We’ll continue irrigation around the clock to help fill out the pecan kernels. During September, we concentrate on preparing everything for the upcoming pecan harvest. That means...

Grid beam

Blog: Belanger Farms   -   Friday August 31, 2012   -   By Richard

You can find more about grid beam at http://www.gridbeamers.com/ . I have a plant in my garden that's just getting HUGE. I'm not sure yet what it is: a melon or pumpin. It's sending out branches all over the place. It seems like every day that I look at it, it...

Back in the saddle again!

Blog: Sweet Pumpkins Farm   -   Monday August 27, 2012   -   By Donna

Dear readers, After a long and difficult road, I have rearranged this farm operation to exclusive online ordering. Due to causes in conflick with the farm. I was forced to do so by an unspeakable sorce to take down the stand leaving me no...

Grid beam garden construction

Blog: Belanger Farms   -   Saturday August 25, 2012   -   By Richard

For my garden, I built a structure out of material I had laying around my farm: metal beams, wood panels, cardboard, fencing, plastic panels. The structure is about 4 feet wide by 4 feet high by about 300 feet long. I designed it so it could be accessed from...

A "glomato"?

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Saturday July 28, 2012   -   By Terry

If there were a contest for the ugliest tomato, I surely believe this one would be in contention: See, I told you this has been a really weird growing season........

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Fall is just around the corner

Blog: Sanzone Farms   -   Friday July 27, 2012   -   By Sam

Fall Vegetable Garden Clean Up For the cold winter states Before putting all your gardening tools away for the year, take an afternoon this fall and clean up the vegetable garden. Removing garden debris, including dead plant material and rotted vegetables,...

The importance of the garden in getting us grounde...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Thursday July 26, 2012   -   By Tony

  I am going to share with you how my gardening practice is transforming my life and awakening me spiritually through the  way of Organic Urban Farming. I have witnessed WHY some of us who are now drawn to start gardens or farms and leave their...

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Window box Gardening, Easy Jewelry Magnets, Make P...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday July 25, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Spring is such an exciting time of year... I love all the flowering trees and shrubs... in my opinion if it doesn't bloom at some point, why bother having it! Although I do admit the beautiful colors of Autumn in the...

Visited a few farms in the area to see how others...

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Friday July 06, 2012   -   By Carol

I have visited three small farms in our area and made the following observations. Farm One - raises lot poultry around the farm house, and I saw very few grasshoppers, but it was hard to walk around with all of the chickens and ducks about - we are talking...

In the Good Ole Summertime

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Friday July 06, 2012   -   By Mona

Ahhhh........ summertime.........   The grass is green as are the leaves.   The days are long, hot, and sticky followed by a hopefully cooler night.   Thunderstorms pop up occasionally to water the earth and cool the air.   The garden...

Really "wild" things

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Sunday June 24, 2012   -   By Terry

While cutting flowers in the front garden last weekend, I spied the strangest Rudbeckia I've ever seen.  I had to look twice and blink my eyes to make sure I was seeing just exactly what I was seeing....here it is Yes, you are seeing...

Top Ten Successful Productive Garden Golden rules ...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday June 19, 2012   -   By Tony

Why Productive Organic  gardening in Florida is a challenge and what are the solutions? First it is essential to map the challenges before you  chart the solutions as an ancient Chinese proverb asserts...

June Already!

Blog: Pine Needle Farm   -   Saturday June 09, 2012   -   By Ann

It's been a long time since I wrote in here!  A lot has happened.  Kidding season this year was the most challenging one I've ever had.  I lost two does and four kids.  But, there are 26 live and healthy kids out there, growing fast...

Community Gardening

Blog: The Cedar Water Healing Lodge   -   Thursday May 31, 2012   -   By Gayle

The Cedar Water Healing Lodge is proud to announce that our community garden is now open and ready for anyone wanting an organic place to garden!  We have one acre tilled.  Please feel free to come and plant at any time of the day, during the week or...

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